The Edinburgh Biodiversity Partnership have announced details of a new scheme for 2011 that aims to supply local green space projects with wildflowers that have been specially grown for this part of Scotland.
Plants will be available in late summer for planting in the autumn, but the partnership is happy to take orders from groups now. The plants will be supplied in trays of 20 plants, with each tray costing just £3.50.
More than 30 different wild flower species are available, including St Johns Wort, Teasel, Sneezewort and the Melancholy Thistle. Whilst some of these species may sound like ingredients to a Hogwarts potion, they are all vital for supporting our native biodiversity. Helpfully, they have also been split into three common habitat types too. This should make it easier for people to plant species that will be appropriate for their project.
The order form, which you can see below, provides more information on the scheme.